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Thomson Reuters Throws Its Weight Behind Science Hack Day
by Brandi Scardilli
Thomson Reuters' EndNote became the first global sponsor of Science Hack Day, a grassroots movement to foster scientific innovation through "hacks," or science-based solutions that are turned into prototypes. Its mission is to "get excited and make things with science." Science Hack Day brings together scientists, engineers, programmers, and designers during a 48-hour period to engage in scientific creation. Since 2010, there have been more than 30 Science Hack Days across more than a dozen countries.

Weekly News Digests
CCC Introduces Copyright Compliance Solution
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) launched DirectPath, its content workflow solution for connecting knowledge workers to content and rights information. The solution offers confirmation of companies' CCC content usage rights, as well as real-time analytics on content usage and spending.
TLC Debuts RDA Conversion Tool
The Library Corp. (TLC) announced that RDAExpress is now available to help libraries transition from the MARC to the RDA (resource description and access) cataloging standard after a successful testing period. It automatically converts MARC records to RDA records within 48 hours and adds enriched data, such as cross-relationships, item descriptions, and consistent terminology to the records to facilitate discoverability.
Ingram Updates OASIS Ebook Tools
Ingram Content Group updated the patron-driven acquisition (PDA) tools for ebooks on its OASIS (Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System) academic library platform for Coutts Information Services Ltd. (an Ingram company) customers. OASIS is integrated with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to increase its ebook and collection development offerings, and now OASIS customers can include EBSCO's ebooks in their Coutts profiles and PDA collections.

NewsLink Spotlight
Getting the Most Out of Discovery Service
by Brandi Scardilli
Libraries have to do their fair share of marketing for their programs and services. Fliers, posters, newsletters, you name it. But there's one aspect of library promotion that goes on behind the scenes: showcasing what materials libraries have in their collections. That's why libraries need to subscribe to a discovery service to help patrons find the resources they need in their library catalog. Here's an overview of the four major discovery services, including their newly implemented features.
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Conference Connection


Dec. 1, STM Digital Publishing 2015
Place: London
Sponsor/Organizer: STM
URL: stm-assoc.org/events/digital-publishing-seminar-2015

Dec. 1–3, Gilbane Conference 2015
Place: Boston
Sponsor/Organizer: Information Today, Inc.
URL: gilbaneconference.com/2015

Dec. 2, NFAIS/NISO Virtual Conference: Semantic Web: What’s New and Cool
Place: Online only
Sponsor/Organizer: National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) and NISO (National Information Standards Organization)
URL: niso.org/news/events/2015/virtual_conferences/sem_web

Dec. 11–13, The 17th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS2015)
Place: Brussels
Sponsor/Organizer: International Organization for Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services
URL: iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2015/home

Dec. 11–13, The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (DSDIS 2015)
Place: Sydney
Sponsor/Organizer: The 2015 Sydney Congress Organizing Committee
URL: swinflow.org/confs/dsdis2015

Dec. 13–16, The 2015 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015)
Place: Fort Worth, Texas
Sponsor/Organizer: Association for Information Systems (AIS)
URL: icis2015.aisnet.org/en

Dec. 16–18, The Second International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, and Wireless Communications (DIPDMWC2015)
Place: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sponsor/Organizer: Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
URL: sdiwc.net/conferences/dipdmwc15

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ITI Blogs

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ITI Books Blog booksblog.infotoday.comnews, observations, and commentary from the authors, editors, and publishers of Information Today, Inc.'s many book offerings.

ITI Conference Blog libconf.com – covering ITI's library conferences worldwide.

Library Stuff librarystuff.net – the library blog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development, written by Steven M. Cohen.

InfoToday Europe Blog infotodayeurope.com – The latest news, analysis and opinion on the information industry in Europe and the UK.

Business of Video blog blog.streamingmedia.com – Daily posts about the online video industry, business trends and analysis, market data, and research as well as the online video business models in the media and entertainment, broadcast, publishing, advertising and enterprise industries.

destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life. Covers everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.

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